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Venezuelan Parliament head Diasdados Cabello suggested yesterday President Hugo Chavez may not return to the country in time for his inauguration. Next year Cubans will have to do something they haven’t done since 1959 — pay taxes. The Cuban government recently released new fiscal regulations including 19 new taxes. Some see the tax code as a sign that President Raul Castro is leaning towards free market reforms. Former finance minister of Argentina was jailed yesterday for charges of corruption. Felisa Miceli was sentenced to four years in prison. She said she made a mistake, not a crime. Brazil ordered doctors yesterday to notify authorities every time a patient is diagnosed with HIV. Before, they only had to say when patients developed AIDS. Officials said the new move is an effort to prolong lives.